Child Health

Colchester & Tendring Children's Centres

Colchester and Tendring Children’s Centres support families through the early years of having a child and we have lots of free groups and activities throughout the week for parents, carers and children.


Immunisation helps to protect you from disease

It’s really important children continue to receive the booster vaccines and MMR vaccine they are due at one year during the pandemic. These will protect them against several different serious infectious diseases.

Make an appointment with your GP practice who can give them safely.

Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Advice for Parents During Coronavirus

Remember that NHS services are still providing the same safe care for children.

Find out more

Essex Child Health App

The Essex Child Health App is a free resource to help you look after your child. Developed by healthcare workers across Essex, it provides self-care and advice to parents and guardians of children aged 0-11. Download from the App store or Google Play.

For further information on the Essex Child Health App, please click on the website link below.


Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Oakwood Place – Essex Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Oakwood Place offers free support and practical help to anyone in Essex ​who has ​experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.

Telephone: 01277 240620